Hello colleague. You’re probably at this page because of an upcoming 0x Salon which you might participate in. Please treat this WIP-wiki as a shared resource which we’ll keep updating. No need to read it all at once! :)
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To register interest in participating in a salon discussion, please fill out this form. Participant selections are made based on background and expertise as well as contributions to prior discussions and related projects. For more on how 0x Salon events and invitations are arranged, this page has details.
The salon event mainly revolves around a two-to-three-hour long discussion. Our goal with these online salons is to focus on peer discourse. Discussions are meant to be participatory and are not publicly broadcast.
The salon brings together approximately 20 participants with a varying backgrounds to collectively expose new questions and develop different ways of approaching the discussion topic. Each salon discussion focuses on a particular topic. Find our more about past and future salon topics here.
Collectively the salon hivemind has broad knowledge of the discussion topic and its position relative to a variety of related fields. Some of us may have a long history of engaging with the specific topic, and others are newer to the discussion but have expertise in a field that gives them a unique perspective on the topic.
As a community of artists, theorists, researchers, practitioners, and other knowledge workers, the salons bring together people who share a common interest in the discussion topic. We hope the discussions allow participants to support one another by sharing their research with colleagues in other disciplines, and in the process develop further insight.
The event consists of a Zoom video call with a group of transdisciplinary colleagues. Participants may share their screens or suggest media to project on the Zoom screen-share for the group to discuss. Occasionally we invite participants to prepare mini-presentations on their work, but most of the conversation is spontaneous. During the salon, discourse flows naturally. Moderation is light.
Salon conversations will not be broadcast in public.
We supplement the video discussion by inviting all salon participants to a private Telegram messenger group chat in the week preceding the salon. This gives participants an opportunity meet each other and engage in a preliminary conversation on the salon’s theme. Together we populate the chat with a healthy dose of links to relevant articles, some musings about what we’re excited to discuss, and rare memes. After we finish the video call, the group chat allows us continue sharing discourse. Often the discussion turns towards planning future collaborations and considering how we might incorporate our collective insights into our own work.
0x Salon aims to foster a relaxed environment where participants feel comfortable speaking freely, and privacy is an important part of maintaining that environment. We follow the Chatham House Rule:
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
For Chatham House to function effectively, the hosts should know who will participate in the conversation in advance.* We ask you to respect this policy when participating in the conversation and please do not bring additional guests into the salon without prior approval.
Please do not make audio or video recordings of this event. 0x Salon janitors will make a private recording for archival purposes, and we take our responsibilities seriously in ensuring that these recordings do not leak. Writings based on the conversation will published in the 0x Salon web journal, but the video/audio recordings themselves will never be shared publicly.
We sometimes write or use a short article or provocation to ground the salon or act as an impetus, then use discussions to digest & develop the idea, with collaborative writeups to follow.
The online salons aren’t secret per se, so we can publicise beforehand. Perhaps does not make sense to hype too much if a general audience can’t attend though.
No audiovisual outputs
Recording / archiving: it is up to us and the other participants to collectively agree to publish an audiovisual output, otherwise we make a private recording for our archive and article writing purposes. We have almost never published the recordings, except for some of the first few small-group virtual salon attempts - which we have now ‘unpublished’ for consistency.
We have been writing up reports and/or short posts to convey and develop salon conversations for previous topics, and plan to do so upcoming salons too where time and resources allow. This is a collaborative process which we open to the salon community, with most of the editorial work and research being done by Daniel and Wassim.
Examples of 0x Salon outputs:
0x002 Epistemic Trespassing Salon Report
0x003 Algorithmic Realism vignettes
0x004 The Forest from the Trees vignettes
Cartomancy Cartel Magic Gallery